CWI workshop overview

The Center for the Study of Wealth and Inequality (CWI) Seminar Series is sponsored by Columbia University’s Institute for Social and Economic Research Policy (ISERP) and is devoted to the investigation of social and economic inequality.  The Seminar invites speakers from both within and outside of Columbia to present recent papers covering a wide range of topics pertaining to inequality, such as poverty, labor market behavior, education, and the family.  The research topics and methodologies are at the cutting edge of the interdisciplinary study of wealth and inequality, as the CWI Seminar invites speakers from multiple social science disciplines and fields.  Past speakers include Annette Lareau, Adam Gamoran, Timothy Smeeding, Lisa Kahn, Mario Small, Rob Warren and Florencia Torche, among numerous others.


We will be holding CWI virtually in Spring 2021 on Thursdays from 2-3:30pm throughout the semester. Information on accessing the Zoom links will be sent on the Monday before each talk via our email newsletter. To sign up, please click here

January 28: Laura Doering, Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

February 4: Valentina Di Stasio, Assistant Professor at the Department of Interdisciplinary Social Science and the European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations

February 11: Sean Reardon, Professor of Poverty and Inequality in Education and Professor (by courtesy) of Sociology at Stanford University

March 11: Lucinda Platt, Professor of Social Policy and Sociology in the Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science

March 25: Ellen Berrey, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto

April 8: Koji Chavez, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Indiana University Bloomington

We also plan to schedule additional graduate student presentations in 2021. We will update our website as these talks are scheduled.